A video organised by us at Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust and Sherburn Coronavirus Aid Group, funded by Selby District Council, has been produced to showcase the amazing work which has taken place over the last few months. This video shows the vital work that over 100 volunteers put into helping the community during the Covid-19 crisis.
Help for the residents of Sherburn in Elmet during the peak of the crisis included shopping, book loans, delivery of prescriptions, befriending and more. The group were also responisble for errecting the flags and banners around the village to say thank you the the NHS and keyworkers.
Video produced by local company Seven Video Productions. Promoted by local company Creative Shed Agency.
Employing a Community Development Manager to coordinate and develop community projects. One current example is Sherburn Coronavirus Aid Group, who have helped hundreds of local residents, have worked through the Community Trust.
What are we looking for?
We are looking to recruit two volunteer trustees to strengthen our existing team. We are particularly looking for people with either Finance or HR skills.
This means attending monthly trustee meetings, contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring we are carrying out our charitable objectives and managing our resources, and supporting our small team of staff and volunteers.
be numerate and computer literate
have good communication skills
be committed to your local community
understand and accept the responsibilities and liabilities of being a trustee
be able to meet the minimum time commitment of 12 trustee meetings per year.
What difference will you make?
We were formed in 2016 and have been successfully running two important local facilities. You can play a part in continuing that success.
What’s in it for you?
You will share your skills and experience and make a real impact on your local community. You will work with a friendly team of dedicated people and develop transferable skills, improve your CV and broaden your experience.
Please email email@example.com with brief details of yourself and we will get in touch.
From Tuesday 21st July Sherburn & Villages Community Library will return to our usual opening hours.
We have altered the layout to create a lot more space and a one way system that should enable both our volunteers and customers to feel safe maintaining social distance.
You will be able to borrow books and audio books as always and make use of our computers and free WiFi, although spaces will be limited. If you need any photocopying, scanning or printing please ask a volunteer and they will do it for you.
We will not at the moment be able to offer all of the help and advice, group activities and access to council and other services that we previously did but we will be looking to get completely back to normal as soon as we can.
Should you still feel uncomfortable coming into the library why not take advantage of our Select and Collect service? Give us a ring, tell us what you like to read and we can select books for you and arrange a time when you can come and collect them from outside the door.
We also operate a Home Delivery Service for those of you who are unable to get to the library for whatever reason. Contact us and we will visit you to discuss your preferences and arrange for a volunteer to deliver them to you on regular basis.
Please see our opening times page to confirm opening days and times, how to find us and how to get in touch.
Any items already on loan have automatically been extended to 1st September, so there is no need to rush back to return.
We look forward to welcoming you back and thank our volunteers for their continued support. Please keep checking this page or our Facebook page for updates. See our contact page for ways to get in touch.
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When Co-op members shop with at their local store, 1% of what they spend on selected Co-op branded products and services goes to support local causes through their Local Community Fund.
This year Sherburn & Villages Community Library is one of the causes to benefit and on Saturday 23rd November they were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £4150 by Co-op staff.
Paul Doherty, who chairs Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust and the Library Management Group, commented “The Co-op have always been great supporters of local causes and we were delighted to receive this cheque which helps to ensure the future of our local library, which is a great community asset”.
Other retailers also give a small commission when you start shopping on the easyfundraising website – see this page for more details and how to support us – again, no cost, no catch to you but donations for us!